The daily gossip: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly 'drank each other's blood' after getting engaged, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet split, and more

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1. Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly got engaged and 'drank each other's blood'

We've been hoping for a Jennifer's Body sequel for years, but this isn't quite what we had in mind. Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have announced their engagement, with Fox sharing a video on Instagram of the rapper getting down on one knee. They confirmed their relationship in summer 2020. "Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him," the Transformers star wrote, concluding with the extremely casual declaration, "...and then we drank each other's blood." Sure, makes sense, no follow-up questions here! Last year, Kelly revealed "I wear [Fox's] blood around my neck" after she gave him a vial before going off to shoot a movie. You know, as you do. "Some people give like a handkerchief to their partner or whatever," he said. "She gave me her DNA."

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2. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet split

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are parting like the sea. The Aquaman and The Cosby Show stars announced they're getting divorced after over four years of marriage and 16 years together. In a rather sweeping and dramatic joint statement, Momoa and Bonet, who have two children, said "we have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times," declaring that a "revolution is unfolding — and our family is of no exception." Although they'll be "parting ways in marriage," Momoa and Bonet said that the "love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived," and "we free each other — to be who are learning to become." Naturally, Game of Thrones fans waited approximately five minutes before plastering their Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke shipping dreams all over Twitter.

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3. Kanye West is reportedly under investigation for criminal battery

Kanye West is reportedly under investigation for punching someone, and believe it or not, it wasn't Pete Davidson. The Los Angeles Police Department is reportedly investigating West for criminal battery after he allegedly punched a fan in downtown L.A. at about 3 a.m. The news was first reported by FOX 11, which said a fan told police he approached West to ask for an autograph when the rapper "jumped out of his car" and "punched him, knocking him to the ground," FOX 11 reporter Gigi Graciette said. A police report was reportedly filed, though West was apparently no longer at the scene when police arrived. Misdemeanor battery, TMZ notes, carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

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4. Christina Ricci's husband picked their baby's full name without telling her

When Christina Ricci's husband said on Instagram she had given birth to a baby girl named Cleopatra, that was apparently a surprise to … Christina Ricci. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Yellowjackets star explained that she and her husband had planned to name their daughter Cleo. But just before her C-section, when they had to fill out the birth certificate, her husband suggested they give her the full name of Cleopatra. "I was sort of like, okay fine, whatever, we'll talk about this later," Ricci said. "But then he got so excited that he put it on Instagram, and then media outlets picked up that her name was Cleopatra Ricci Hampton. So I was like, oh, I guess her name's Cleopatra!" Despite this sitcom-esque mixup, though, Ricci is thankfully good with the name now. "Cleopatra's good," she said. "I mean, it's a queen's name."

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5. Jesse Plemons got 'pissed' after Benedict Cumberbatch called him a 'big boy'

Benedict Cumberbatch became the latest Oscar hopeful to utilize method acting on the set of The Power of the Dog, and Jesse Plemons' feelings were harmed in the process. Plemons recalled to Variety a moment Cumberbatch got "under my skin" while immersed in character. "He was like, 'Hey, big boy.' It wasn't 'fatso.' I feel like a few people in life have been like, 'Hey, big boy,' and I was like, 'Goddamn it. What the f---.'' Cumberbatch's character in the film bullies Plemons', but after shooting, Plemons told his co-star the comment "pissed me off," prompting an apology. "He was like, 'I'm so sorry,'" Plemons said. "I was like, 'No, don't worry. It was great.'" Considering certain other actors have been known to mail used condoms and anal beads to people when they go method, we'd say Plemons got off easy.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.